Tuesday, July 20, 2010


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Young children, especially those under 5, love to explore the world around them and are still learning social rules and boundaries. It is normal for a young child not to share. One way to encourage sharing is to implement it in your daily life. When you are giving your child a toy or a snack during the day, take a moment and say "I will share with you" as you give it to them. Encourage sharing and lead by example. Don't yell or get mad at your child for not sharing at a young age. Instead, interact and encourage sharing by offering another toy, bringing multiple toys of the same type, or pointing out when other children share. Look how nice Joey was. He is sharing with you. Sharing is a social skill that takes time, patients, and practice. Most of all relax and now that over time your child will start to understand sharing.
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1 comment:

  1. hi there from MBC! your blog looks like a great resource! i look forward to seeing more!! :)
    adriel @ the mommyhood memos


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